In 2019, Kanawha County, WV had a population of 183k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $46,639. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Kanawha County, WV declined from 185,710 to 183,279, a −1.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,426 to $46,639, a 2.67% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kanawha County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%), and White (Hispanic) (0.779%). 0% of the households in Kanawha County, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in Kanawha County, WV are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Kanawha County, WV are University of Charleston (744 degrees awarded in 2019), BridgeValley Community & Technical College (462 degrees), and West Virginia State University (399 degrees).
In 2019, the median property value in Kanawha County, WV was $112,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%. Most people in Kanawha County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kanawha County, WV was 2 cars per household.